Mammoth Lakes Community Update 1-29

Mammoth Lakes and Mono County Support Mammoth Lakes Housing Homekey Grant

On January 26, Town Council approved support of up to $1 million and to partner with Mammoth Lakes housing on a $4 million Homekey grant application to convert an existing property into 15 affordable apartment units. Mono County committed $550,000 to support the project. The grant application deadline is January 31. If successful, the affordable units may be ready for local residents the first quarter of 2023. Read the Staff Report.

Town to Pursue EDA Grant for added Parking Near The Village at Mammoth 

On January 26, Town Council authorized staff to apply for a Federal Economic Development Grant (EDA) to expand the public parking area next to the Westin. If successful, the project will add 20+ parking spaces and additional universal EV charging stations. Read the Staff Report. 

Town Council to Consider a Lease with Tesla for Charging Stations the CRC

The Mobility Hub parking lot at the new Community Recreation Center (CRC) is being designed to include 12 Tesla Superchargers and 4 Level 2 universal chargers (J1772). The Town will add additional EV chargers as part of future projects. The Tesla lease agreement will be reviewed by Council on February 2 and provides for the majority of the costs to install the charging stations at the CRC paid by Tesla. Read the Staff Report. 

Inyo National Forest Hosts Meetings on Over Snow Vehicles (OSV) Planning

Virtual Meetings: Tuesday, February 8, from 2-3pm and Thursday, February 10 from 5:30-6:30pm. Both meetings use the same registration link

Coffee with the District Ranger: Saturday, February 12, from 10-11am at Shady Rest Park, near the OSV staging area, and from 11am – noon, at the Sherwins, propane tanks at the Sherwin Creek Rd. Saturday, February 26, from 10-11:30am, at the Bald Mountain Road/Deadman Summit Staging Area. Read the Inyo National Forest Press Release.

BLM and Inyo National Forest seek public input for Off-Highway Vehicle Grants

The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest want to hear the public’s ideas on how to ensure off-highway vehicle trails are secure and well maintained on public lands throughout the Eastern Sierra. The public is invited to provide input during a virtual public meeting planned for Thursday, February 3 at 5pm. Please register online to participate in the virtual public meeting.  Read the BLM Press Release. 

How to Avoid Parking Citations

Since November 1, 2021, MLPD has issued 396 parking citations with 256 of these in the Canyon Lodge Area. Visitors and residents are to follow Town parking laws and signage as parking enforcement officers are patrolling and issuing citations. Read the MLPD Press Release.

You can avoid receiving a parking citation by:

– Not parking at the Lakes Basin’s closed gate at the east end of Lake Mary Rd. unless all 4 of your tires are on dirt/off pavement. Alternatives to access to the area: taking the Orange Line Shuttle Bus or be drop you off. Parking illegally at this gate also impedes emergency vehicle access.

– Not parking in the “No Parking Zones” on Highway 203, Minaret Rd., Meridian Blvd. near Eagle Lodge and on Hillside Dr., Rainbow Ln., Lakeview Blvd., and Davison Rd. near Canyon Lodge and the Village at Mammoth.

– Not parking in “Handicap” spaces unless you have a Disabled Person Parking Placards and Plates.

– Only parking in designated spaces while at Shady Rest Park.

– Parking facing the correct direction of travel and do not block fire hydrants or fire lanes

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